Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If either your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, we can help.
Every year, we help hundreds of people in Stevenston, Ayrshire and across the UK claim compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
The key criteria for making a claim are that the injury must have occurred:
- within the last three years, and;
- another person was at least partly to blame, and;
- that person owed you a duty of care.
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. In reality, there are several factors that can have a bearing on whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether there is an untraceable defendant.
It costs nothing to find out if you can claim. Speak to a personal injury solicitor now on 0800 376 1001. You can also find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Road accident claims in Stevenston
Stevenston road users have the right to make a claim for compensation if they have been injured as the result of another party's carelessness.
Whether you have suffered an injury in a hit-and-run on Stevenston's roads, or have been hurt in a crash, we're here to help. Quittance's useful guide explains what you need to do to start a road accident claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Stevenston
If you were injured at work in the last three years, you should be able to claim compensation.
However your injury occurred, whether you have been injured by heavy machinery on a farm or a teacher injured at school, our work accident claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other types of claim
Accidents in a public place
Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as cheekbone fractures experienced on raised flagstones are also common with recent slips having occurred in the local area.
Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.
If you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.
Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
We understand the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury.
By limiting the stress a serious injury places on an injured claimant, an injury claim helps claimants to focus on rehabilitation.
Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have helped families collect compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from lung disease to amputation.
Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Stevenston No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Stevenston injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Stevenston, Ayrshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Frequently asked questions
What is your track record of winning claims in Stevenston?
We are a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Stevenston, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.
We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and injuries sustained from a fall at work.
With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.
Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee
If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.
Will I need to go with a local injury lawyer?
The location of the lawyers office is not very relevant as cases are normally run remotely.
You will need to select a solicitors practice with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.
More details : Do you have a local medical centre?
The difference in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for claimants.
For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a claimant agreeing on a settlement of £43,900 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms might vary from £26,340 to £37,315.
Read more at Compare solicitors
Comparing Stevenston personal injury solicitors - online reviews
Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.
What are the road accident statistics in Stevenston
Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Stevenston are common. Government statistics reveal 5 fatal accidents, 35 serious accidents and 200 slight accidents in 2013 in North Ayrshire (Total events were 240 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 244. Incidents in the Stevenston region in 2013 included collisions on the A738 and B780 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A78 and B714 roundabout.
Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors are experienced in achieving optimum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Stevenston.
Work accident statistics in Stevenston
The most recent 2019
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.